Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

5 Must-See Shorts: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of short documentaries, you’ll be thrilled with the lineup of shorts headed to the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The festival kicks off next week July 6th and runs through the 14th. You can view all 60+ features and shorts slated to screen by visiting mdff.org.au. Here are 5 short documentaries Continue Reading

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5 Must-See Features: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is fast approaching (July 6 – 14th) and with that comes decisions—what to see! Here are 5 picks to add to your doc loving itinerary. “Big in Japan”  What does it take to become famous? Directed by Lachlan McLeod “Big in Japan” will win your heart through its examination Continue Reading

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018 – Docs Down Under!

60+ thought-provoking and inspiring feature and short documentaries will screen in ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ at the third annual Melbourne Documentary Film Festival over 9 days beginning July 6-14th at six venues across the city. Tony Zierra’s “Filmworker” about Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant Leon Vitali, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, leads the aptly themed ‘Film Continue Reading

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Interview: Johanna B. Kelly and Cameron Marshad on the Making of ‘The Gateway Bug’

One of the most intriguing documentaries set to make its Australian premiere at the 2017 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is Johanna B. Kelly and Cameron Marshad’s “The Gateway Bug.” Entomophagy (aka: the practice of eating insects) might seem wild, strange, or even unappetizing to some Western-based palates, but as “The Gateway Bug” unfolds your perception Continue Reading

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Interview: ‘Tunnel Vision’ Producer Bessie Byrne

Directed by Ivan Hexter and produced by Bessie Byrne, “Tunnel Vision” highlights the power of civil disobedience to effect change when a government campaign to build an $18 billion dollar toll road in Melbourne is proposed that would forever alter the landscape and do little to reduce the problem of traffic congestion it was meant Continue Reading

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Interview: Isabel Darling on ‘Corey the Warrior’

From director and cinematographer Isabel Darling, “Corey the Warrior” is an inspiring 3-minute look into the life of artist Corey Stewart, a young Aboriginal man who finds his passion through painting after defying the odds following a car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury as a child. Ahead of its screening July Continue Reading

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Interview: Costa Botes on the Making of ‘Act of Kindness’

No stranger to challenging projects, New Zealand-based filmmaker Costa Botes’ career spans more than 30 years and the spectrum of passions. Perhaps most widely known for his work documenting the making of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, his latest films from the past decade are no less notable taking viewers on moving, Continue Reading

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‘FIXED!’ Review and Interview with Director Cat Mills

Making its Australian premiere July 10th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “FIXED!” directed by Cat Mills and produced by Joella Cabalu is a 14 minute window into the activities of Repair Café Toronto, a volunteer group part of the global Repair Café movement, which hosts free “fixing” events around the city with a goal Continue Reading

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